Navigation Links
Research examines new methods for managing digestive health
Date:5/18/2013

comes the shortcomings of other therapies."

Because of the limited pharmacological treatment options available, many patients build up a tolerance to prescribed medicine. Additionally, traditional acupuncture requires patients to make repeat appointments and a fear of needles may make it undesirable for many patients. The wireless, needleless device tested in the study was designed by Jiande Chen, PhD, professor at the University of Texas' Medical Branch at Galveston, and allows clinicians to tailor the frequency and amplitude of the electrical waves used to stimulate acupuncture points.

Funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, patients were instructed to spend 240 minutes each day using the device on designated spots on the body. They kept a detailed diary tracking specific gastroparesis symptoms and the number of heartburn episodes per day.

Dr. McCallum worked with fellow Texas Tech professor Irene Sarosiek, MD, senior author of this project, to analyze results of a four-week period of use of the device. Compared to the placebo group, the device significantly improved five out of nine gastroparesis symptoms vomiting was reduced by 39 percent, nausea by 30 percent and bloating by 21 percent. The number of heartburn episodes decreased significantly when patients utilized active stimulation.

"These exciting initial results have great potential for patients," Dr. McCallum said. "With the customizable features of the device, we can explore fine-tuning the therapy to directly target specific symptoms."


'/>"/>

Contact: Aimee Frank
newsroom@gastro.org
407-685-4030
Digestive Disease Week
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Study by UC Santa Barbara researchers suggests that bacteria communicate by touch
2. Research reveals first evidence of hunting by prehistoric Ohioans
3. Diabetes Research Institute develops oxygen-generating biomaterial
4. APS issues new policy requiring identification of sex or gender in reporting scientific research
5. UC Santa Barbara researchers discover genetic link between visual pathways of hydras and humans
6. Study jointly led by UCSB researcher supports theory of extraterrestrial impact
7. U of Alberta researcher steps closer to understand autoimmune diseases
8. Research on flavanols and procyanidins provides new insights into how these phytonutrients may positively impact human health
9. A project to research biological and chemical aspects of microalgae to fuel approach
10. Scripps Research discoveries lead to newly approved drug for infant respiratory distress syndrome
11. Researchers attempt to solve problems of antibiotic resistance and bee deaths in one
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/6/2014)... when that predator runs so fast that it essentially blinds ... the fastest creature on Earth. Some of these half-inch-long beetles ... miles per hour). The fastest human can do about five ... beetle, a person would have to hit 480 miles per ... peak speeds, everything becomes a blur. They can,t gather enough ...
(Date:11/5/2014)... Santamaria, associate professor of biology in the UTSA ... in the nation selected to receive a two-year ... for Exploratory Research (EAGER). The funding supports President ... researchers to create new technology that will demystify ... complex behaviors in neuroscience are broken into the ...
(Date:11/5/2014)... Janeiro, Brazil -Individuals show great diversity in their ability ... and females greatly differ in their perceptual evaluation of ... smell tests. , Sex differences in olfactory ... and may be connected to one,s perception of smell, ... Thus, women,s olfactory superiority has been suggested to be ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):The tiger beetle: Too fast to see 2UTSA biology professor awarded $300,000 NSF grant for brain research 2UTSA biology professor awarded $300,000 NSF grant for brain research 3The female nose always knows: Do women have more olfactory neurons? 2
... green tea dramatically boosted production of a group ... levels of these beneficial proteins, according to researchers ... published in the August issue of Cancer Epidemiology, ... Association for Cancer Research, suggest that a green ...
... has shattered a long-held belief that no direct pathway ... cell nucleus. (The cell is the smallest metabolically functional ... material outside of a cell can migrate into a ... phagocytosis, in which extracellular material is captured by a ...
... Alcohol and smoking can be harmful, if not deadly. ... environmental cues, genomic factors also play an important role. The ... complex interactions with the environment. Adoption and twin studies have ... be inherited. Such studies have provided evidence that ones sex ...
Cached Biology News:Green tea boosts production of detox enzymes, rendering cancerous chemicals harmless 2New, more direct pathways from outside the cell-to-cell nuclei discovered 2New, more direct pathways from outside the cell-to-cell nuclei discovered 3Does the desire to consume alcohol and tobacco come from our genetic makeup? 2Does the desire to consume alcohol and tobacco come from our genetic makeup? 3
(Date:11/18/2014)... , Nov. 18, 2014  Great Basin Scientific, Inc. ... announced that the management will host a conference call and ... development programs on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 4:30 pm EST ... have made since the Company,s recent IPO and would like ... Basin,s management," said Ryan Ashton , President and Chief ...
(Date:11/17/2014)... The new METTLER TOLEDO White ... the challenges of becoming the first calibration laboratory ... calibration weights in the microgram range. National Metrology ... any scientists involved in nanotechnology applications will benefit ... and calibration of weights in the range of ...
(Date:11/16/2014)... 2014 The “Fluid Management & ... visualization systems market with an analysis and forecast ... irrigation, dialyzes, fluid warming and waste management. Along ... fluid visualization systems by applications and regions are ... was valued at $19,285.5 million in 2013 and ...
(Date:11/15/2014)... Collaborative Consulting, a privately held, employee-based ... of the Boston Globe’s “Top Places to Work 2014”. ... Massachusetts to receive the honor. , The Boston Globe’s ... of their most valuable resource: the people who work ... are based on an array of criteria, including the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Great Basin Scientific Announces Conference Call to Provide Update on Corporate Progress 2New White Paper on Microgram Weights Describes How to Achieve Traceable Measurement Down to 0.05 Milligrams 2Fluid Visualization Systems Market poised to reach $25,908.4 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Fluid Visualization Systems Market poised to reach $25,908.4 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Fluid Visualization Systems Market poised to reach $25,908.4 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Collaborative Consulting Honored with Boston Globe Top Places to Work 2014 2
... (Amex: IMA ) today announced that it has ... Australian company traded on,the Australian Securities Exchange, under which ... issued shares in Panbio for AUD 0.65 cash,per share. ... of,Panbio at approximately AUD 41 million, or approximately USD ...
... ExL Pharma, Cision and the PRSA have,joined ... biotech,public relations executives the first Pharmaceutical Public Relations,Symposium ... This,one-day event will cover the key issues and ... is under ongoing political and media scrutiny,most notably ...
... USC,s Increased Commitment to Research Advancements in Health ... Robust Life Science Industry in Los Angeles, LOS ... University of Southern California,s strengthened,commitment to advancing breakthrough research ... today the opening of an office,in the new Harlyne ...
Cached Biology Technology:Inverness Medical Innovations Agrees to Acquire Panbio Ltd. 2Leading Pharmaceutical Communication Executives Gather for the 1st Annual Pharmaceutical Public Relations Symposium 2The USC Stevens Institute for Innovation Opens Shop on US Health Sciences Campus 2The USC Stevens Institute for Innovation Opens Shop on US Health Sciences Campus 3The USC Stevens Institute for Innovation Opens Shop on US Health Sciences Campus 4
...
... high-density serum biomarker chip to profile the ... antibody chip containing 120 human cancer serum ... biomarker discovery scientists to study panels of ... therapy and the likelihood of recurrence of ...
... Ventilates and removes chemical fumes, ... exhaust. Bonded charcoal filters remove ... ensure safe exhaust flow speed ... access opening. Includes air speed ...
Sigmas E-TOXATE (Limulus Amebocyte Lysate) test kits are intended for the detection and semiquantitation,of endotoxins for research purposes....
Biology Products: